Thursday February 14, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- The Estey Organ Museum presents Cheryl Duerr and Edwin Lawrence in a program for organ and flute on Saturday at 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 190 Main St.

Duerr and Lawrence will perform works by by Saint-Saens, Langlais, Franck, Rachmaninoff and Howells. There is a $15 suggested donation at the door to support the work of the museum.

Duerr currently serves as Region I Councillor for the American Guild of Organists. Previously, she has served the Guild as Regional Education Coordinator.

In addition, Duerr is director of music ministries for the Attleboro Evangelical Covenant, directing four musical groups who lead two diverse Sunday morning services. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and is Coach and Speaker and owner of The Concord Coaching Company. She earned her master’s in music degree from Boston University and her associate from the American Guild of Organists. She credits her sons with giving her the best education of her life.

Edwin Lawrence is artist associate in harpsichord, piano and organ and instructor in music at Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., where he teaches keyboard musicianship labs for music theory courses, piano, organ and harpsichord. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the SUNY College at Fredonia and has studied piano with Gabriel Chodos, harpsichord with Preethi da Silva and organ with William Porter. He is currently dean of the Berkshire Chapter, American Guild of Organists; minister of music for the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in Williamstown; and music director for the Bennington County Choral Society.

As a producer for Dorian Recordings, he was involved with more than 20 recording projects. Lawrence has been on the faculty at Bennington College. He is a founding member of the Consortium of Vermont Composers and has served as a guest conductor of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra.

In 1990, Lawrence received a Citation of Merit from the Vermont Council of the Arts for his contributions to the vitality of the arts in the Green Mountain State.

For more information, visit the Estey Organ Museum at www.esteyorganmuseum.org.